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Admittedly, the Mount Pleasant Arts Festival lacks the usual D.C. street-fair abundance of greasy lo mein, burnt chicken shish kebabs, African trinkets made in China, and pirated Lil’ Kim compact discs. So if you’re hankering for the above, you’ll just have to wait for next year’s Unifest or Adams Morgan Community Day. But if you’re eager to see unique photographs, jewelry, and other creations from genuine local artisans, I’d strongly suggest you trek over to Lamont Park in Mount Pleasant this afternoon. As you stroll the park’s perimeter and—inevitably—purchase a painting or a pair of handcrafted earrings from a neighbor, you’ll enjoy the sounds of performing artists such as drummer Bill Jenkins, mariachi Efrain Anaya, Celtic musician David Knight, and the rockin’ Oxymorons. Pack your own oily egg rolls and bring them from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Lamont Park, at the intersection of Mount Pleasant and Lamont Streets NW. Free. (202) 745-5808. (Elissa Silverman)